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Old January 6th, 2015, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by sugarcatmom View Post

Also, you might want to get a finer gauge needle. You don't have to use the U40 Caninsulin syringes. You can get 31 gauge (the higher the number, the skinnier the needle) BD Ultrafine II syringes (3/10 cc, "shorts") from any pharmacy, probably for less than you're paying for the U40 ones.
These will be for a U100 insulin (which means there are 100 units of insulin in 1 ml, as opposed to U40, which means 40 units of insulin in 1 ml), but you can do a conversion so you can still use them with a U40 insulin such as Caninsulin. Conversion chart here at this link, but basically if you're supposed to give your cat 2 units in a U40 syring, that equals 5 units on a U100 syringe.
Wholly crap it may be my imagination but those tiny needles seem to not even phase him. Could it be. I only just brought them and used the first one today. And I threw it out after one use. These needles cost me 38 cents verses the 63 cents.

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